British European


British European becomes Flybe

Exeter-based BAe 146 operator British European is changing its name to Flybe. The airline had been using Flybe as a marketing brand for its low-fare services since last November. It had initially been used on the London-Belfast routes, where British European competed with several low-fare carriers. The brand was later […]

British European BAe 146-300 G-JEBE

British European picks up Gill pieces

When Newcastle-based Gill Airways ceased operations on 20 September, British European was quick to jump into the breach. Within hours of Gill’s shutdown, a British European BAe 146 took over the defunct airline’s route from Newcastle to Belfast City. On the next day, another BAe 146 arrived to operate the […]


British European to adjust fleet

Exeter-based British European is planning several fleet changes after posting disappointing financial results. The biggest change will see the airline disposing of all four of its recently acquired Bombardier CRJs, replacing them with additional Dash 8Q-400 turboprops. The airline’s seventeen-strong BAe 146 fleet will also see changes. Under the growth […]


BAE Systems shows off Avro RJX at Duxford

BAE Systems and Honeywell presented the RJX-85 to airline and industry executives, financial managers, and reporters at a special event at Duxford Airfield on 21 May. The guests included Barry Perrott, Chief Executive of lead RJX customer British European, and Antonis Simigdalas, Chief Operating Officer of fast-growing RJ operator Aegean […]